London Is Not Waiting Around – Already Has Plans To Recycle 2012 Olympic Facilities.

After every Olympics, I wonder “what’s next?” for the venues built specifically for the games. Do they have a second life after the Olympic games? London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, isn’t sitting around wondering. He has developed plans to reuse the Olympic structures and grounds to create parks, including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (video above), permanent housing and much more. Check out the article on SmartPlanet for more information about the conversion of the Olympic grounds and facilities. [SmartPlanet]

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Jubbling Break: Scared French Guy On A Bobsled Edition (Video)

From time to time, Jubbling needs to take a break. Saw this video and figured it would be great filler. Enjoy! [Deadspin]:
[youtube width=”425″ height=”319″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFx-XrNS3HQ[/youtube]

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Push For Sustainable Merchandise At 2012 London Olympics

Earth-huggingest Emmy Awards! Eco-friendliest Winter Olympics! Red carpet at the Oscars made from recycled plastic bottles! It’s now a requirement that all the big events require some serious eco-plastering and the 2012 London Olympics are now in line trying to get their sustainable credentials. An article posted in The Guardian, 2012 Olympic organisers urged to support sustainable merchandise push, outlines some of the London Organising Committee’s efforts to make this the “greenest Olympic Games ever.”

Olympic Mascots Wenlock and Mandeville

Olympic Mascots Wenlock and Mandeville

If you want to be an officially licensed supplier of merchandise for the 2012 Olympics, you have to show that your products are ethically and sustainably manufactured and meet high environmental standards.

We love sustainable and the Olympics and we think coming up with mascots that nobody would ever want as a stuffed toy or on their clothing is a great start. [Guardian]

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